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Nov 8, 2009 8:00am EST
emotional appeal. >> today with the passage of affordable health care for america act we will make history. we will also make progress for america's working families. >> reporter: and next up, the senate and the president told democrats yesterday if we don't get this done this year, we're not going to get it done any time soon because next year is an election year. >> there's so much debate on both sides of the aisle. what exactly does this bill include. >> this bill does include a public option and it includes coverage for 36 million uninsured. right now there are 50 million uninsured in in country estimated. it provides subsidies for those who can't afford premiums. there's a very controversial amendment a compromise reached at the last minute prohibiting coverage of abortions for those getting federal funds for their insurance coverage, jenna. >> mi, thank you so much. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." david joins us this morning. >> good morning. >> this time yesterday a lot of people wondering whether democrats would be able to get this done. now that it is all d
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Nov 22, 2009 10:30am EST
vote. the vote will decide. i think not to vote, not to consider this question -- america is in serious problems with respe to health care. virtually every other developed country has a better system than we do. ours is costly. inlaces is ineffective. it's deeply troubled. the time has come to really see that people who have no insurance can get insurance. now, the good part about this bill is that it is structured so that it is phased in. so that over time we can watch it. we can change it. for example, this next year, small business tax credits go in place and $5 billion is available for insurance for those who have been denied because of preconditions. so these people will be able to get insurance right away. things like the exchange and the public option come on line on 2014. so the bill, in a sense, is incremental. we can watch it. we can change it. the important thing is that we debate it. there be a free flow of amendments. that some will pass, some will fall. the bill will go to conference. it has to be reconciled with the house bill. so we're at the beginning now of wha
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Nov 21, 2009 11:00pm EST
to move forward and debate a sweeping health care reform bill. >> a yes vote says to america i know thisssue is important to our family and our country and the senate should at the very least talk about it. >> reporter: that debate will begin after the thanksgiving break. some republicans have said they will halt the vote. >> i'm prepared to vote against moving the the next stage as long as a government run public option is included. >> reporter: republicans could have stop ttd bill and they still can have a single democrat breaks ranks. >> if one democrat were to say no tonight he'd be saying no to the premium increases, no to the tax cuts, no to the medicare cuts. >> reporter: both sides agree on little except for the historic nature. >> it is truly a historic piece of legislation and will be remembered as such. >> this bill is historic in its arrogance. >> reporter: health care still facing a tough fight. president obama applauded the senate vote and said he is looking forward to a thorough and productive debate. brian mohr, nbc news, washington. >>> we are following breaking new
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Nov 23, 2009 4:30am EST
make them look worse. >> now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. >>> a bank robber in ohio apparently tried to eat his way out of trouble. dash cam video she's them searching this cuffed bandit when they put the note on the car. the suspect then leans over and eats the note. authorities found a bag of money with an exploded dye pack in that man's car. >>> in west virginia, a 9-year-old boy successfully stopped an adult car jacker. the boy's mother left her kids and the keys in the car when she went into a convenience store. a man got in the car to steal it, but that brave boy grabbed the keys, ran to the store for help. the suspect tried to escape but was caught by police. >>> residents in florida spotted an acknowledge i'll monkey on the loose. animal control has been trying to capture this elusive animal, but they haven't been able to catch it. so far the monkey avoided tranquilizer shots and traps. still on the loose. >>> a major piece of michael jackson history went up for auction in new york. fans had the opportunity to walk away with the spk
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Nov 1, 2009 6:30pm EST
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Nov 26, 2009 7:00pm EST
" continues for this thanksgiving holiday, precious metal. america's new gold rush. why so many are cashing in ini hard times. >>> and later, coming to the big screen this weekend, a new princess getting a lot of atteion from kids and grown-ups. i still had high cholesterol. that really hit me, and got me thinking about my health. i knew i had to get my cholesterol under control. but exercise and eating healthy weren't enough for me. now i trust my heart to lipitor. (announcer) when diet and exercise are not enough, adding lipitor has been shown to lower bad cholesterol 39 to 60%. lipitor is backed by over 17 years of research. lipitor is not for everyone, including people with liver problems and women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. you need simple blood tests to check for liver problems. tell your doctor if you are taking other medications or if you have any muscle pain or weakness. this may be a sign of a rare but serious side effect. i thought i was doing enough to lower my cholesterol. but i needed more help. what are you doing about yours? (announcer) have a
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Nov 5, 2009 4:30am EST
stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a group of inmates came to the rescue of a prison guard who was viciously attacked by a convict. a surveillance camera captured the prisoner approach the deputy and then begin choking him. several other inmates saw the attack and fought the assailant. one used the guard's radio to call for backup. >>> authorities in minneapolis are investigating police veo which showed a cop use a taser on what appeared to be a cooperating teenager. the 18-year-old suspect's hands were on the hood when the officer jammed the taser into his neck for 15 seconds. the police chief called this footage disturbing and is now asking the fbi and city attorney to review possible criminal charges. >>> a store clerk battled with a burglar for his rifle during a robbery in california. security video shows the cashier charge the armed robber and fight with the man for at least five minutes. the clerk eventually wrestled the rifle away, causing the suspect to run away. >>> elsewhere in california, high school students were battling gravity as they competed in pumpk
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Nov 6, 2009 7:00pm EST
, the bodies of those who were killed here are making the same solemn journey tonight that america's war dead do. they are being flown, brian, to dover air force base in delaware to a military mortuary, where they will eventually be turned over to their families. >> lester holt starting us off tonight from the main gate there at ft. hood in texas. lester, thanks. >>> and we are learning more tonight about the suspect, major hasan, his personality and his past. our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski has more on that angle tonight. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. as we looked into nidal hasan's past, army officials agree that there were many warning signs that military commanders should have recognized as a potential threat. an american citizen, nidal hasan was born and raised in virginia, the son of palestinian immigrants. today at his grandmother's home in the west bank his cousin mohammed watched news reports of yesterday's attack. in an exclusive interview he told nbc news hasan claimed he had been constantly harassed by his fellow soldiers. >> translator:
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Nov 16, 2009 5:00pm EST
say that we cannot, the united states of america, cannot handle these individuals, and our justice system just isn't up to it. of course we can do it. we can give them a fair trial. look, we executed timothy mcai going to be convicted. i don't see that that's fair. this is just grandstanding so that we can prove to the world what a wonderful judiciary system we have. let's get back to the basics. let's have the military tribunal where this belongs. >> what do you make of that, congresswoman shikowski? secretary of state clinton is a brilliant woman besides being a politician, and she said on "meet the press" yesterday, she said we're going to try and execute him, he's going to pay the ultimate penalty. it sounds like one of those old cowboy movies where we're going to try him and then hang him. if it we're going to hang him, why have we already decided that, that he's guilty? >> because that's what we do in the united states of america. and even the most heinous criminals who are arrested for horrible crimes like molesting children are given trials in order to hear the testimony. i
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Nov 14, 2009 7:00am EST
we are, in fact, no better than a terrorist, no better than a dictatorship, but indeed we're america and we're bert than that. >> and, dan, let'salk about the nitty-itty of a trial. i can hear the defense right now. they weren't read their miranda rights, not taken into custody, lack of a speedy trial. >> i don't think miranda, et cetera, will be the issue, sort of mundane kind of arguments -- i say mundane that we hear in trials -- but you're going to hear the defense say that nothing anything said while they were at guantanamo should be admissible, meaning i don't think there's any question that none of what was said while, for example, khalid shaikh mohammed was being water boarded, is going to be admissible. but what about a month later? what about a hearing? was he still so influenced by what happened to him the statements he made, he confessed, again, tried to plead guilty, should not be admissible? i think that's where the thorny legal issues will come up. >> when you said plead guilty, this whole thing could end quickly if he follows his pattern before him and said i did it b
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Nov 11, 2009 4:00pm EST
around washington, people braced the rain and chills to pay respect to america's veterans, with so many men and women in harms way in iraq and afghanistan, day is all the more important. >> i pray for them every day. >> they are our brothers. >> they're a little bit younger than we are, but they're our brothers. >> reporter: megan mcgrath, news4. >> there were several other veterans day ceremonies that took place today across maryland, d.c. and virginia.çó family members of victims say they are relieved today following the execution last night of sniper master mind john allen muhammad. muhammad was put to death by lethal injection at a correctional facility in virginia last night for the shooting death of dean myers. myers was one of ten people shot and killed by muhammad, and accomplice lee boyd malvo over a period of three weeks back in october 2002. witnesses to muhammad's execution say he was unrepentant to the end and refused to utter any final words. they say his death was a contrast to that of his victims'. >> he was clean-shaven, he was calm, they laid him down, he didn't
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Nov 9, 2009 3:00am EST
america's top properties and designs. thanks for stopping in. i'll see you next time on "open house." au revoir! captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> this week on "hispanics today"... actor tony plana: he's one of the brightest stars on tv, but tony's personal passion plays out miles away from hollywood in a tiny theatre in east l.a. we'll take you there with tony. toyota: it's cars have been fixtures on american roads for half a century now. you know the cars, but step behind the scenes and see how the world's leading automaker is reaching out to empower a whole new generation of latino leaders. and we meet the dynamic latina who's taken the world of public relations by storm. not even a fire in her business could slow down her rise to the top. >> hello from our studios in washington d.c. i'm erica ortiz. bienvenidos, and welcome to "hispanics today." heading into its third season on tv, there's no question the hit show "ugly betty" will be a prime-time favorite for years to come. but long after the show is in reruns, the work one of its stars is doing of
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Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
for chinas cheap products. china has largely financed america's deficit lending hundreds of billions to fund stimulus issue. combatting climate change and nuclear programs in iran and north korea atop his agenda there. in washington, brooke hart, nbc news. >> the priz will be in china all day tomoow and then on wednesday he goes to south korea. >>> general motors made a big announcement today. that the money going to gm is about to go back. repaying the $6.7 billion in government loans next month. first, there will be a $1.2 billion payment. and gm says it could pay off the full amount by 2011. that's four years ahead of schedule. jay gray has our report. >> reporter: the economic engine is apparently running again for the u.s. auto industry. >> we actually generated cash in this period. >> reporter: cutting jobs and closing dealerships, me efficient general motors generated $3.3 billion in the third quarter and announced today it would use some of that capital to begin paying back government loans. >> we certainly feel that repaying the loan portion of the taxpayer's support is a pe
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Nov 14, 2009 11:00pm EST
(announcer) in america we don't just dream when we sleep. we dream twenty-four seven. we dream with our sleeves rolled up. our dreams are expressed in digits. they're made of steel. add those dreams up, that's free enterprise... growing our economy for the long-run. it's what we need to grow 20 million new jobs in the next 10 years. your dreams make the difference. american free enterprise. it's you. so dream big. right now, she's saving money and it's not by giving haircuts at home that she does for fun she's found an easier way to save so easy, it's automatic with suntrust, she sets aside money every month without having to think about it which is good because her boys would really appreciate her full attention right about now more and more people are turning to suntrust to help them live solid and bank solid >>> holiday cheer. got way out of hand at an england town today. 60 people got trample ld in a ceremony to turn the city's christmas lights on. a metal barrier collapsed and a crowd of 20,000 surged forward. the city of birmingham, england, was expecting a smaller crowd. >>> perh
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Nov 17, 2009 6:00pm EST
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Nov 27, 2009 11:00pm EST
. >>> the plane that overshot their destination by 100 miles and what they had (announcer) in america we don't just dream when we sleep. we dream twenty-four seven. we dream with our slves rolled u r dreams are expressed in digits. they're made of steel. add those dreams up, that's free enterprise... growing our economy for the long-run. it's what we need to grow 20 million new jobs in the next 10 years. your dreams make the difference. american free enterprise. it's you. so dream big. >>> newly released tapes from the faa control tower shed new light on the northwest airline that overshot their destination. they were asked repeatedly for explanations to make sure the plane hadn't been hijacks. we have the report. >> reporter: it went on for an hour and 17 minutes. controllers in several states urgently trying to raise northwest 188 from san diego to minneapolis and asking each other how to handle it. >> what's their procedure, do they hold orders for it. >> i don't know. >> you can't reach them at all. after flying 150 miles past, flight 158 flies up. >> our overhead would like to ma
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Nov 23, 2009 7:00pm EST
streets in america and after a year of recession and stingy consumer spending, this holiday shopping season is more important than ever to retailers' bottom lines. >> what we're going do today is pretty much simulate what black friday is going to look like. >> at a best buy in downtown chicago -- >> this day is especially important. >> a rehearsal for black friday and what retailers hope will be a big crowd of eager bargain hunters. >> where the checkouts? >> starting 5:00 a.m. friday. >> sale starts at 4:00 a.m. >> doors open at 3:00 a.m., don't miss it. >> reporter: economists say the recession may be over but consumers are still worried. >> i'm looking for something to keep up with the times but be easy on my wallet. >> unless it's a really good deal, i'm not going to do it. >> reporter: in a survey released today, americans said they expect to spend $390 on gifts thus holiday season, that's down from $418 last year just as the economy was collapsing. another report shows the average outstanding credit card balance dropped $100 in just three months to a little over $5,600, a sign
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Nov 14, 2009 6:30pm EST
trip's major speech calling himself america's first pacific president. >> i know that the united states has been disengaged from many of these organizations in recent years, so let me be clear, those days have passed. >> reporter: the united states and asia are ireasingly interdependent. the u.s. has borrowed hundreds of billions of dollars from china and japan. in turn, their economies are reliant on the big consumer appetite of americans and china in particular, where the president will travel tomorrow, is key on security issues like iran and north korea. >> asia as a region is more important to the united states from a trade and security perspective than perhaps any other region of the world. >> reporter: but as the president travels the region this week, his agenda is partly overshadowed by the looming decision on afghanistan. allies are anxious to know what the administration's strategy will be. aides say additional national security meetings are a possibility upon the president's return, but mr. obama promises a decision soon. >> i recognize that there have been critics of
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Nov 15, 2009 9:00am EST
) in america we don't just dream when we sleep. we dream twenty-four seven. we dream with our sleeves rolled up. our dreams are expressed in digits. they're made of steel. add those dreams up, that's free enterprise... growing our economy for the long-run. it's what we need to grow 20 million new jobs in the next 10 years. your dreams make the difference. american free enterprise. it's you. so dream big. >>> social networking sights like facebook and twitter have never been more popular. but not everybody that uses them is being honest about who they are. expos exposed, online cheaters. >> there are a lot of prothings to the use of the sights. >> reporter: 67% of men did not indicate in their profiles they have a significant other. why? >> there is a concept that there is more vilability and convenience and a greater chance for escape. >> reporter: the doctor, a clinical psychologist sees the problems in cyber space coming to life in her therapy room. >> i am not sure the intent will i will go online and become unfaithful, and then you are starting to chair things with other people yo
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Nov 10, 2009 7:00pm EST
efficient car company in america, well, then how do you explain all this? chevy malibu, cobalt, silverado, and the all-new equinox. compare them to anyone. may the best car win. would keep my bones healthy. but i got osteoporosis anyway, so my doctor started me on once-monthly boniva. and he told me something important. boniva works with your body to help stop and reverse bone loss. my test results proved i was able to stop and reverse my bone loss with boniva. and studies show, after one year on boniva, nine out of ten women did, too. (announcer) don't take boniva if you have low blood calcium, severe kidney disease, or can't sit or stand for at least one hour. follow dosing instructions carefully. stop taking boniva and tell your doctor if you have difficult or painful swallowing, chest pain, or severe or continuing heartburn as these may be signs of serious upper digestive problems. if jaw problems or severe bone, joint, and/or muscle pain develops, tell your doctor. i've got this one body and th one life. so i wanted to stop my bone loss. but i did more than that. i reverse
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Nov 27, 2009 5:00am EST
to the mij moving along very well. back to you. >> thanks. >> thank you very much. >>> america's diabetes epidemic may be about to get even worse. researchers at the university of chicago say the number of diabetes cases in the united states may nearly double in the next 25 years from 23 million to 44 million. that would nearly triple the costs associated with the disease. there is some good news, though. experts predict obesity levels in this country will plateau over the next decade and then decline slightly. still, they expect more than one in four americans will be obese. >>> who will be providing the halftime entertainment at this year's super bowl? if you really want to know, we're going to tell you now. >>> plus, some think it may be a political statement. others say it's just a prank. what a governor says about being targeted with toilet paper. >>> also, opulence and excess comes at a price. dubai in deep. what it means for the world. >>> the rush is on for a big deal. a big crowd outside anne arundel mills mall. >>> welcome back. 5:15. today is black friday. looking at a
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Nov 16, 2009 5:00am EST
you're going to have to sweat to burn off some popular snacks. (announcer) in america we don't just dream when we sleep. we dream twenty-four seven. we dream with our sleeves rolled up. oudreams are expressed in digits. they're made of steel. add those dreams up, that's free enterprise... growing our economy for the long-run. it's what we need to grow 20 million new jobs in the next 10 years. your dreams make the difference. american free enterprise. it's you. so dream big. >>> well, they may be comforting. but they're going to cost you. the small treats that can lead to an expanding waistline. >> i used to eat candy bars. but it wasn't worth it. i moved on to cakes and pies. >> reporter: quick, easy, sweet and delicious. there's no denying that some of the tastier things in life come at a price. but all of the added calories could end up with bulging bellies. >> if i ate one cup of macaroni and cheese, i would have to run 3 miles to burn it off. >> reporter: it comes with consequences. >>e eat casually, mindlessly, without thinking about how am i going to get rid of this thing. the
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Nov 20, 2009 7:00am EST
a big one on sunday night "football night in america!" that's right. it's the eagles flying into the bears. a bear versus an eagle! usually a bear would win, but sometimes the eagles got sharp claws. could be messy. either way, it's a big one. soldier field, cloudy, cool, temperatures in the upper 40s on sunday night "football night in america"! meredith. >>> up next -- thank you, al -- the electric car of the future today. we'll take you for a ride right after this. >>> we are back now, almost 7:44. the race is on to build the first mass-market electric car, and this morning we've got a glimpse of what gm hopes will become your car of the future. here's cnbc's phil lebeau. >> reporter: it looks like just another car, but slide behind the wheel of chevy bolt with chief engineer andrew herrera, and you'll see why this extended range electric car is unlike anything else on the road. >> not only has it got the efficiency and things that they want, but it's also fun to drive. >> reporter: with zero emissions when running on electric power, the volt is a green drive, so it's only natu
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Nov 21, 2009 7:00am EST
city's survival. >> the job loss here is like many areas across america. the good news is that we've got the jobs coming back right now. they are real and they are here. >> bring the shoe back in, then. >> reporter: and some big reasons why gus is seeing a surge in sales. >> i think my business has been up 11 or 12 consecutive months, mostly doubled. >>eporter: down the street, this coffee shop is preparing for its grand opening. the owner says she wants to capitalize on the confidence kia is bringing to the town. >> we feel that west point right now is the point, and it's a place where it's flourishing. >> reporter: it's also a place with two new korean barbecue spot spots. what you won't find is any objection to a foreign company setting up shop in this southern city. >> i'm delighted to have kia, and i think that's communitywide. >> reporter: the holiday lights are starting to go up, but there's a sense here the best gift has already arrived. for "today," nbc news, west point, georgia. >>> once again here's amy. >> lester, thank you. this year alone some 20,000 species will
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Nov 25, 2009 3:05am EST
i was going to be a rock chick. like, when i was 18 and i started touring latin america, i was very much into things like rock music and i listened to nirvana and metallica and all of these hardcore bands. >> jimmy: really? >> yeah, yeah. and then i did this thing with crossover and i became a pop artist, which is great, because it gives me so many licenses, you know? it gives me a license to go in anywhere and any direction i want. go, i can go -- >> jimmy: yeah, you can -- >> any -- >> jimmy: type of genre of music, yeah. you can go -- >> exactly, because rock and roll, sometimes, has certain rules that you cannot break. you're not supposed to break, you know? as a pop artist, there's a certain freedom to it that i really enjoy. >> jimmy: that's super fun, yeah. because i also read, too, that you -- to learn english, you read a lot of bob dylan lyrics. >> bob dylan, yeah. leonard cohen. >> jimmy: yeah, leonard cohen, yeah. >> if i was going to learn english, i better learn from the masters. >> jimmy: yeah, they are great, but thank god you didn't -- >> everything about, you know,
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Nov 16, 2009 3:00am EST
for this episode of "open house." join us next week for more of america's top properties and designs. thanks for stopping in. i'll see you next time on "open house." captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> this week on "hispanics today" -- we're on the set of the hit tv show "ugly betty." see how star tony plana works his comedy magic week after week, even on sensitive subjects. get your resumÉs ready. uncle sam wants you, and it's not just for the army. see how hispanics are positioned perfectly to fill a new wave of hiring in the federal government. and mariachi. it's big business these days. meet one of mariachi's most successful entrepreneurs. >> hello, everybody. from the "hispanics today" studios in washington d.c. i'm erica ortiz. bienvenidos and welcome. some of the most unforgettable comedies on television dealt with sensitive topics. but somehow, tv found a way to smooth troubled waters and make us laugh. for "ugly betty" star tony plana, the topic he has learned to tackle with grace and humor is immigration. in tony's case, it was not just a s
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Nov 12, 2009 7:00am EST
sure that she was on that monday afternoon. >> reporter: a special report on "america's most wanted" produced a few calls, but so far, detectives have announced nothing concrete. 50 officers are on the case full time. detectives are using a new, sophisticated computer program. it combs the internet looking for anyone who may boast online about somer's abduction and murder. >> the passage of time in and of itself doesn't suggest this is a cold case. there's still forensic evidence that has to be gone through, new tips, new names are coming up. >> reporter: and deputies here are following the fbi's experts who are weighing in on the case that say they believe the kidnapper/murderer has done this before and likely will do this again. meredith? >> kerry sanders, thank you. somer's mother, deiena thompson is with us this morning along with her lawyer. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> you are living every parent's nightmare. i can't even begin to process how you're doing this. w are you holding up? >> every day's a roller coaster. it's up and down, up and dow
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Nov 18, 2009 6:00pm EST
return america to sandt. >> reporter: khalid shaikh muhammed could soon be in new york, even though his trial might not start for years. >> waterboarding is sure to be an issue. what if one juror refuses to convict? remember o.j. simpson, one senator said up here today? holder said, no matter what happens, ksm will not go free in this country. steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >>> at another point when attorney general holder was asked what would happen if the suspects were acquitted? he said failure is not an option. >>> president obama is in south korea tonight. it is the last stop on his tour of asia. he wrapped up a three-day visit to china earlier today with a visit to the great wall. he also spoke with nbc's chuck dodd. the president said he is very close to making a decision on a strategy in afghanistan. >> this decision, will it be the decision that ultimately ends the war? >> this decision will put us on a path towards ending the war. >> president obama said he will announce his decisions within weeks. there were some anti-war protestors waiting for him when he arrived
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Nov 5, 2009 7:00am EST
the top of the line and say to corporate america, no matte who you are, sorry, you're going to have to go through clinics and hospitals like everyone else? >> yeah, right -- >> i think the system's totally upside down. >> i think the part that bothers me about this story is that, for example, a company like citi would get the same number of doses of the vaccine as a place like lenox hill hospital, where you think people would really need to go to get the shot. >> or i'll take it one step further. why not say lenox hill gets 400 doses and citi just has to wait and corporate america has to say, look, we're going to put the high-risk grou, the people we've talked about forever, at the top of the list and then distribute that through clinics, schools and hospitals. there are pregnant women, there are schoolkids right now who don't know how to get this because their average doc can't get his or her hands on it. it really looks bad, i think for our federal government, certainly for wall street. >> all right, nancy snyderman. doc, thanks so much. >> you bet. >> it's 13 after the hour. here
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Nov 4, 2009 12:35am EST
slushee, cherry slushee. >> america in a cup. >> jimmy: thank you. america in a cup is good. and then the money ball is a blow drier. which should be interesting. okay, here we go. >> we're getting friendly. >> jimmy: got three men. >> all right. >> jimmy: here we go. >> one at a time? >> jimmy: hoop shooting music? yeah, one at a time. after you. >> after me? all right. ♪ [ audience aws ] >> off, off. >> jimmy: that was close, right? >> very close. >> oh! [ cheers and applause ] swish! >> jimmy: swish! dude, that was good, right? >> oh, man. here we go. >> jimmy: let's go. i don't know. i don't know. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, man. stop it. stop it. stop fake slipping, stop fake slipping on the pumpkin pie, please. laughter ] stop, stop fake slipping. it's ridiculous. >> it's okay, just be careful over there. everybody, just be careful. >> jimmy: i will, yeah. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] oh! i get a half point. >> no. no good. [ audience boos ] >> jimmy: all right, i got rejected. i got rejected, okay. >> but the pie went in, the tin went out, that's incredible.
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Nov 24, 2009 12:35am EST
mountain peaks in south america and gambled with pirates off of the somali coast. i have seen the horror of war. and i have seenlood and death. and i understand finally just how awesome apple juice is. [ light laughter ] just so we are clear, orange juice is completely dead to me. when in my presence, please refer to it as 'that other juice.' i will know what you are talkg about. love, michael." >> jimmy: oh, a great letter. [ applause ] >> jimmy: let's check in with one of our bloggers, sara. do you have your letter? >> yes. "dear mom and dad, blogging for 'the jimmy fallon show' is super awesome. i like working with the internet. it is super useful. you can find out stuff, like how to change the oil in your car or what the capital of spain is. it'madrid. you can also find out what your ex-boyfriend is doing and who he is hanging out with. like, who is the slut in the photo he uploaded to his facebook page yesterday? it is not even the same slut that was in the pictures from just two days ago. not that i am checking everyday or anything. it is just that the internet is my job, so
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Nov 30, 2009 3:00am EST
." join us next week for more of america's top properties and designs. thanks for stopping in. i'll see you next time on "open house." [captioning made possible by nbc universal] captioned by the national captioning institute -- www.ncicap.org -- >> this week on "hispanics today"... part 3 of our special series with actor tony plana. we look back over his storied career and see how it led to his hit role on "ugly betty." we see how higher education need not be a financial burden, thanks to the hispanic college fund. and we'll take you to one of the largest hispanic bookstores in the country and see how it started in the back room of one man's barber shop. >> hello, everybody, from the "hispanics today" studios in washington d.c. i'm erica ortiz. bienvenidos, and welcome. in our last two episodes, we visited with television star tony plana. first, we saw the work he's doing with aspiring hispanic actors and actresses in east los angeles, and then we went with tony on the set of "ugly betty" to see him in action. today, we continue our visit with him and look back on his long and dive
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Nov 29, 2009 6:00am EST
going to have problems. >> it's going to be difficult to find a job. >> when america gets a cold, black america gets pneumonia. does it have credence? perhaps it does. is the district hit particularly hard? perhaps so. but we've watched our manufacturing jobs and other jobs shipped across the oceans to these other markets. and, you know, years ago, when you had a high school education or less, you could find a job that you could use your hands and send your kids to college. you have to get some education, grounding and prepare yourself for the future. >> just briefly, i think it's true that the lower end of the strata suffers the most. i know personally speaking african-americans, whites, everybody who have great degrees, great job skills, and they're all taking hits now too. they're worried about taking care of their families. i know 24-year-olds who are having a difficult time making it work. these are tough times. that doesn't take away from the fact that you just said if you have better skills, better education and a better attitude you're going to do a lot better. >> barack obama s
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Nov 24, 2009 4:30am EST
other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> surveillance video from wisconsin shows the holidays haven't put everyone in the giving mood. this is footage from a truck stop that captured woman stealing a donation jar which was raising money for a person's bone marrow transplant. the suspect conversing with the clerk until he turns his back and she swipes the money. police are searching for the thief. >>> a group of young girls viciously beat two teenagers at a florida laundry mat. security video shows the group attacked the two victims folding laundry. the two girls who were cousins say they recognized the assa assailants as being in a local gang. the mother of one girl is hoping action will be taken against the violence. >>> a train derailment left trains krucrumpled along the tracks. a dozen cars were folded like an accordion from that crash. crews worked to clear the road. >>> and in ohio, one of the biggest stars in the nba served up a tall order for needy children. shaquille o'neal roamed the aisles of a toy store getting toys for kids. he also helped load up the sle
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Nov 20, 2009 4:30am EST
today in america. >>> dallas police are searching for two men who snatched an elderly woman's purse. she was about to walk into a medical clinic while one man grabs her bag and drags her to the ground. the woman suffered minor injuries. >>> police in pennsylvania arrested two teens who filmed themselves robng at least five homes there. the footage shows the two bandits rum acknowledging through bedrooms, opening wrapped gifts and stealing electronics. the pair even grabbed food from the fridge. they taped the crimes to show off to friends. >>> los angeles authorities stumbled upon a climb by following their noses. they discovered a large marijuana growing operation just 25 feet from the police station. they noticed the smell in the parking lot at the station and eight hours later they shut down the sophisticated drug farm. >>> a colorado man strutted around wearing a chicken suit he didn't say anything but made his point. >>> aild turkey in new jersey has been caught for playing chicken. dubbed the turnpike turkey the trouble maker has been continually running across the highway, do
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Nov 4, 2009 4:30am EST
" in america. . >>> police in arizona have uncovered an amazing stash of missing airline luggage. at least 1,000 bags were found in the house of a local couple who have been arrested for stealing them from baggage carousels. police have been tracking the luggage looters ever since they were seen stealing a bag from the airport. >>> a miami man was found dead on the roof of an parnlt building after disturbing a very large beehive. the victim was wearing a partial beekeeper's outfit. police, however, could not confirm if the stings caused his death. rescuers say the hive contained up to 60,000 bees. >>> farmers in kentucky are in a race against time as rainfall floods their fields. swallowing any unharvested crops. so to keep from losing their entire harvest, the high water is forcing farmers to prematurely harvest their fields. >>> one pennsylvania judge ordered a public punishment for a pair of criminals. they had to hold signs on a street corner declaring their guilty from stealing a gift card from a 9-year-old little girl and on her birthday. it's not quite putting people in the st
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Nov 28, 2009 11:00pm EST
-year-old alexandria woman who never thought she would live to see america's first black president was laid to rest today. we first met rachel tucker when she went to cast her vote for barack obama. >> so glad i was able to vote this year. 190 what? what year is it? >> 2008. >> 2008. and i'm still here. thank you, jesus. >> how about that? funeral services were held for tucker in alexandria today. she died last weekend. when voting for obama last year she said she remembered a time when there was a poll tax in this country, a financial burden that made it difficult for black people to vote. tucker was invited to one of the inaugural balls. >>> still to come, a family affair for the obamas on this saturday. they spent the afternoon courtside cheering on a family member. >>also, will the sun stick around throughout the holiday weekend? >>> christmas tree lots are popping up everywhere. the ones in montgomery county are all illegal. there are laws that forbid sale before december 5th. the north bethesda methodist church was shut down. and county members came out in support of the tree
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Nov 2, 2009 4:30am EST
nuclear arsenal. >> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. >>> an honest wisconsin woman called 911 to report a dui in progress. so what's so unusual about that? well, she was reporting herself. >> clark county 911. >> somebody's really drunk driving down granton road. >> which way are ty going? >> they are going -- >> towards granton. >> towards granton. >> are you behind them, or -- >> no, i am then. >> you am them? >> yes, i am them. >> oka so you want to call and report that you're drog drunk? >> yes. >> the woman was issued a first offense citation for drunk driving. >> in a tradition dating back to 1952, thanks to lots of paint, an energy company transformed its 3 million gallon tank into the world's largest jack-o'-lantern. >>> police in minnesota auctioning off a motorized lazy boy chair and getting a shocking response for this. authorities seized this chair after the man who built it crashed it into a car while drunk. the motorized recliner is fetching more than just curious eyes. bidding on ebay is already up to $40,000. and here's why. the lazy
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Nov 22, 2009 6:00am EST
bill. >> a yes vote says to america this is important to our country and your family and the senate should at the very least talk about it. >> reporter: it will begin after the thanksgiving break. but few democrats are threatening to halt the bill in its track before a final vote. >> i've already alerted the leader and i'm promising my colleagues i'm prepared to vote against moving for the next stage of consideration as long as the government-run public option is included. >> reporter: though republicans were outnumbered, they could have stopped the bill and they still can if a single democrat breaks ranks. >> if just one democrat were to say no tonight, he'd be saying no to the premium increases. no to the tax cuts. no to the medicare cuts. >> reporter: both sides agree on little except for the historic nature of the challenge ahead. >> it is truly an historic piece of legislation and will be remembered as such. >> this bill is historic in its arrogance. >> reporter: health care reform, passing a key test in the senate but still facing a tough fight. president obama applauded the s
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Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
in america. the advice from the head of the cpsc -- if you have an old one, get rid of it. >> people like to pass baby items down generation to generation, but it's not worth it. it's not worth it when your child could be seriously injured or even killed. >> reporter: if you have a drop-side crib made by this company, the advice is to use one of these plastic gadgets here that you can get from the company, the fix. you literally put it in place right down here, and that prevents the drop-side from moving down. however, there's widespread concern just about whether any drop-side crib is safe. meredith, we asked the company for a comment. they refused to comment. back to you. >> tom costello, thank you. inez tenenbaum is the chairman of the consumer products safety commission. chairman tenenbaum, good morning to you. >> good morning, meredith. >> i just want to make sure that i understand this correctly. do you recommend that anybody who has a drop-side crib, whether it's manufactured by stork craft or some other company, do you recommend that they replace that crib if they
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Nov 23, 2009 7:00am EST
absurd. >>> and get ready, america. global singing sensation susan boyle touches down in new york. the new album out today, already burning up the charts. now the international superstar is making her morning show concert debut live on our plaza "today," monday, november 23rd, concert debut live on our plaza "today," monday, november 23rd, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. you can see from that crowd, a lot of people showed up to get a taste of the magic that made susan boyle the overnight sensation. >> did you see the scene at the airport? her debut album just being released today, it is already a record breaker. the most pre-ordered cd, ever, in amazon's history. thisorning susan's here to perform songs from "i dreamed a dream," for an entire half-hour. that's our 8:30 half-hour. >> you know how to know if i loved an album? i blared it in the bathroom. it is really great. i know it is going to be on a lot of holiday wish lists. >>> as we start this hol
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Nov 3, 2009 12:35am EST
fuel-efficient midsize sedan in america. and that's something no one else can say. we speak the 2010 ford fusion. get in... and drive one. professionals by suave. salon-proven to work as well as salon brands. ♪ was about 30 seconds after i woke up. still not smoking! seven days. nicorette takes just enough of the edge off the need. i still want to light up, but i don't have to. (announcer) you can do it. nicorette can help. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. our first guest tonight is currently headlining a giant, world tour. she recently released a big, expanded edition of her platinum-selling album, "fearless." and she's the host and musical guest on this week's "saturday night live." please welcome taylor swift, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you are very tall. [ cheers and applause ] you're gorgeous, very pretty. >> thank you. >> jimmy: very tall, too. how tall are you? >> i'm 5'11. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. [ cheers ] i lie to every body and say i'm 6'0. >> go tall people!. >> jimmy: yeah. [ cheers ] stand up, you are really -- i mean
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Nov 7, 2009 3:05am EST
geological society of america, which is my favorite geological society. they found a new theory that toxins from algae could have been responsible for wiping out entire species from the earth in the past 540 million years. hey, just a suggestion, why don't we stop coming up with theories and just k larry king what happened. right? [ light laughter ] and finally, sarah palin's financial records were made public and it turns out she owns a marketing business involved with services for the elderly. yeah, i guess that makes sense since last year she helped an old man lose an election. ladies and gentlemen, we have great show tonight! give it up, for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: what a great show we have tonight, everybody. welcome, welcome. that's for watching. last night i was at the rock 'n' roll hall of fame at madison square garden. it was unbelievable. when they air this on hbo it's going to be sick. it was bruce springsteen and the e-street band, they were the headliners. sting, crosby, stills and nash, b.b. king, john fogerty, billy joel. p
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Nov 14, 2009 12:35am EST
] scientists are reporting that the largest lake in south america, lake titicaca -- [ light laughter ] grow up! [ laughter ] it's at it's lowest level in 60 years. environmentalists believe this could be the worst thing to happen to the lake since it was named titicaca. [ laughter ] to raise money for charity, bill gates is auctioning off a private tour of his house, led by gates himself and the bidding already is up to $35,000. gates will personally show the winner all the the rooms except for the bathroom where a giant paper clip will pop up and go, "it looks like you're trying to urinate." [ laughter ] and finally -- [ light laughter ] finally, excerpts from sarah palin's new book are starting to leak out to the internet. there's some really shocking stuff in there, complete sentences, proper grammar, really shocking stuff. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, thank you. wow, what a great show tonight. we're very honored. we have a guest -- a special guest here sitting with steve higgin
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Nov 4, 2009 3:05am EST
the business it took the best beer in america award. nobody had tried an american beer that had that kind of flavor. twty yrs off, jim is still obsessed with boston lager. sam adams lager continues to win medals all over the world. that's pretty cool. professionals by suave. salon-proven to work as well as salon brands. ♪ pothole:h no...your tire's all as wflat and junk.rands. oh, did i do that? here, let me get my cellular out - call ya a wrecker. ...oh shoot...i got no phone ...cuz i'm a pothole...so....k, bye! anncr: accidents are bad. anncr: but geico's good. with emergency road service. ding! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: all right. welcome back, everybody. thank you so much for watching. everybody, look we love gadgets on the show, and we love games. that's why is time once again for "cell phone shootout." ♪ >> jimmy: okay. here's how the game works. we're going to invite three people down here with cell phone cameras. a bunch of images are going to flash by on the sharpe 108 really fast, six images a second and you're gonna snap a picture with your cell phone as th
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Nov 6, 2009 3:05am EST
america act or ahcac. [ laughter ] and the biil's official title's actually "hr-3692." 3692, of course, stands for the year they expect it the bill to pass. [ light laughter ] but get this, the bill 1,990 pages long. put that into words you guys can understand. that's like 5,622,000 tweets. [ laughter ] you guys, the white house welcomed students to the south lawn for the fall harvest of the white house garden. they're saying a hoe hasn't gotten that much action at the white house -- [ laughter ] -- since the clinton administration. [ cheers and applause ] let me see that -- oh come on. you know that one was coming. that's was a good one here. that was a good on there. you knew that was coming, that was good. what's up, buddy. how are you? how you doing man, all good? you get this one. yeah, here you go. you want the other one? how are you buddy, nice to see you. good man, how are you? [ applause ] yeah, you knew that was coming and you still laughed. what a great audience. they were like, "we know where that one's going." and still laughed. [ light laughter ] okay, let's see. oh, in a
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Nov 13, 2009 7:00pm EST
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Nov 1, 2009 9:00am EST
workplace deaths. minneapolis st. paul, the safest city in america. >>> and then the nation's h1n1 vaccine supply is dwindling. the government is vowing to make sure that is not the case for long. brian moore has the latest. >> in kansas, a chilly overnight camp out as children and parents waited to get h1n1 vaccinations. but there and around the country, demand is still much greater than the supply. 2,200 doses did not last long. >> we were expecting a lot of people. i had no idea that it would be like this. >> reporter: health and human services second travelled around the capital, and brought assurances the government is pressing manufacturers to step up the production. >> as of yesterday we had 26.6 million doses pushed out around the country. production is now moving at a good pace >> for now, most of us will have to settle for seasonal flu vaccinations. with the so-called swine flu widespread in 48 states. at least 19 children died of flu complications this past week alone. in connecticut, beginning on monday, this hospital and several others will not allow chern under the age of 18
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Nov 12, 2009 7:00pm EST
campaign said good, right on, you're showing your independence, and this is what america needs to see and it was a good interview. and i'm thinking, if you thought this was a good interview, i don't know what a bad interview was. because i knew it wasn't a good interview. >> reporter: but in the book obtained by the associated press, palin describes the interview as badgering and biased. at the same time she writes that the campaign kept her bottled up from reporters. written at breakneck speed with a collaborator and already number one on amazon even before its release, palin titles her book "going rogue," adopting the mccain's wrap on her. for instance, they called her a diva for wanting to deliver her own concession speech. mccain vetoed that. >> okay, listen up, everybody, i'm going rogue right now. so keep your voices down. available now, we got a bunch of these t-shirts. >> reporter: now it's payback time, and payoff time for palin. she writes that she wondered at the time who was paying for those fancy clothes? but family members were told it's part of the convention, that the
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Nov 20, 2009 7:00pm EST
areas across america. the good news is that we've got the jobs coming back right now and they're real and they're here. >> they bring the shoe back every now and then. >> reporter: it's a big reason why gus darden is seeing a surge in sales. >> i think my business has been up 11 or 12 consecutive months. mostly double-digit increases. >> reporter: down the street this coffee shop is preparing for its grand opening. the owner says she wants to capitalize on the confidence kia's bringing to the town. >> we feel like west point right now is the point. and it's a place where it's flourishing. >> reporter: it's also a place with two new korean barbecue spots. what you won't find here is any objection to a foreign company setting up shop in this southern city. >> we're georgia proud, but i'm just delighted to haveia. and i think that's communitywide. >> reporter: the hiday lights are starting to go up. but there's a sense here the best gift has already arrived. thanh truong, nbc news, west point, georgia. >>> and tonight we wanted to tell all of our friends about a new and extraordinar
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